Craig Miles

Executive Pastor

My Family: Wife, Sherri. Daughters, Stephanie and Kayla. Sons, Zach and Jake. Granddaughter, Graycee. Grandson, Ryeder.

My Story: I grew up in a minister’s home where serving Jesus looked the same Monday through Saturday as it did on Sunday. This is the greatest compliment I can give my parents. They modeled constantly what it looks like to follow Jesus. We moved all up and down the west coast as my father took pastor positions at different churches. Before moving to Coeur d’ Alene in 1994, I lived in Southern California for 13 years going to school and working for a defense contractor. My mother is a native of Coeur d’ Alene and I spent a lot of time visiting here as a kid, so when the opportunity arose for me to move here, I jumped at the chance.

I have served in the Church in some capacity or another for 31 years. I started out serving in Children’s Ministry and still have a passion to see kids and their families come to know Christ! I have been on staff at three churches including Real Life. I joined the Real Life Ministries staff in 2001 as the Children’s Pastor. Since that time I have also served as the Team Leader over Student and Family ministries in Post Falls as well as my current role as Lead Pastor of the Coeur d’ Alene Campus.

Favorite Verse: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8.

Food: Red meat (on the raw side).

Quote: “He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose,” Jim Elliot.

Hobby: Wake-boarding, hiking, reading, video games, movie watching.

Exercise: Hitting the gym a few times a week, wakeboarding and hiking in the summer.

Smell: The ocean and infants, (minus the stinky diapers).